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Marquez released by Red Bulls and joins Leon

Marquez released by Red Bulls and joins Leon

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) Defender Rafa Marquez was released by the New York Red Bulls on Thursday following 2 1-2 frustrating seasons known more for ejections than success and immediately signed with Leon of the Mexican league.

Marquez, whose $4.6 million salary was the second-highest in Major League Soccer behind teammate Thierry Henry's $5.6 million, will play for a Mexican team for the first time since 1999, when he left Atlas to play for Monaco in the French league.

The Red Bulls said his release was by mutual agreement. Mexico's captain at the 2010 World Cup, Marquez signed with New York as a high-priced designated player from Barcelona in August 2010 after losing his starting role in central defense to Gerard Pique.

Marquez had one goal and nine assists in 44 regular-season games, playing in just 15 matches this year. He started in six playoff games in his career with the team and was ejected from two of them.

He also was suspended by the Red Bulls for a game in September 2011 after criticizing teammates.

``This decision has been made in the best interests of both parties concerned,'' new Red Bulls sporting director Andy Roxburgh said. ``Rafa has accomplished a great deal during his career and is a top quality player. We want to thank him for his service to the Red Bulls and wish him the best of luck in the next stage of his career.''

Leon, a five time Mexican champion, spent 10 years in the second division until last summer when it returned to Mexico*s top level. Carlos Slim owns 30 percent of the team along with broadcasting rights.

``I*m sure our fans will give Rafael Marquez a great welcome as the new member of our team,'' Leon club president Jesus Martinez said.

Charlie Moore scores 20 to lift DePaul past Georgetown

Charlie Moore scores 20 to lift DePaul past Georgetown

CHICAGO -- Charlie Moore had 20 points as DePaul broke its eight-game losing streak, topping Georgetown 74-68 on Saturday night.

Moore hit 8 of 10 foul shots. He added seven assists.

Romeo Weems had 19 points for DePaul (14-13, 2-12 Big East Conference). Paul Reed added 12 points, 10 rebounds, three steals and three blocks. Jaylen Butz had 10 points.

Terrell Allen had 21 points and eight rebounds for the Hoyas (15-12, 5-9). Jamorko Pickett added 19 points and seven rebounds. Jagan Mosely had 13 points.

The Blue Demons leveled the season series against the Hoyas with the win. Georgetown defeated DePaul 76-72 on Feb. 8. DePaul takes on Xavier on the road on Tuesday. Georgetown plays No. 19 Marquette on the road on Wednesday.

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Wizards District Gaming takes JBM with No.1 pick in 2020 NBA 2K League Draft

Wizards District Gaming takes JBM with No.1 pick in 2020 NBA 2K League Draft

Sixty eight gamers' lives changed on Saturday night. 

One of those very lucky individuals was Jack Mascone, who was selected by Wizards District Gaming with the No.1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft. 

Wizards’ managing partner Ted Leonsis had a special message for the point guard from New York, who joins the Monumental Sports & Entertainment family. 

“On behalf of the Wizards, Mystics and Go-Go we’d like to welcome JBM to the Monumental basketball family. Congratulations on your hard work paying off. We’re excited to have you run the District with us,” Leonsis said.

Wizards District Gaming also drafted small forward Justin Howell in the second round, No. 30 overall, small forward Antonio Newman, No. 37, and utility Brandon Richardson at No. 51 in the third round. 

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